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Key Facts

Full name
Frank Aked Snr

Known as
Frank Aked Snr

Born
25 November 1902

Died
28 January 1993 (aged 90)

Age at first & last AFL game
First game: 22y 228d
Last game: 30y 211d

Height and weight
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 86 kg

Senior clubs
Footscray; Hawthorn

Jumper numbers
Footscray: 33, 11, 21, 22, 23, 8
Hawthorn: 7

Recruited from
Footscray (1933)

Family links
Frank Aked Jnr (Son)Allan Edwards (Grandson)Jake Edwards (Great grandson)

Frank Aked Snr

ClubLeagueCareer spanGamesGoalsAvgWin %AKIAHBAMKBV
FootscrayV/AFL1925-1932108590.5537%17.606.800
HawthornV/AFL1933820.2525%21.007.000
V/AFL1925-1933116610.5336%18.176.830
Total1925-1933116610.5336%18.176.830

Pre 1965 stats are for selected matches only

AFL: 3,079th player to appear, 1,955th most games played, 1,721st most goals kickedFootscray: 35th player to appear, 116th most games played, 112th most goals kickedHawthorn: 164th player to appear, 625th most games played, 560th most goals kicked

Nicknamed 'Dolly', Frank Aked commenced his senior career with Preston while that club was a member of the VJFA. In 1925 he was recruited by Footscray, which had just joined theVFL. Tall, strong and angular, he quickly developed into a useful ruckman whose wholehearted attitude compensated to a certain extent for any skill deficiencies.

Aked was competent in general field play in addition to being a good knock ruckman, and was the sort of player who inspired others to greater heights because of the way he wore his dedication to the club cause on his sleeve. Aked played 108 VFL games and kicked 57 goals for the Tricolours between 1925 and 1932. He then spent a season with Hawthorn, where he added a final eight games and two goals, but his name will forever be associated with Footscray whose reserves he later coached, and where he also served for many years as a trainer. His son, Frank Aked junior, played four games for Footscray in 1951-2.

Author - John Devaney

Sources

Full Points Footy Publications

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.